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Sugar Percussion 19m
Pre-lunch, day 2. Holes. With our roughly perfect shells off the big lathe it’s time to measure, mark out and drill. All the hardware to eventually adorn the circle needs a precise home…
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Sugar Percussion 3h
9am, day 2. Heavy Machinery. Fully jacked on caffeine we now dive into the cast iron portion of the class. 5000 lbs of history spins the faceted circumferences of yesterday’s glueup…
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Sugar Percussion 4h
8am, day 2 of the snare build workshop. Fuel. I started drinking coffee 12 months ago. For some reason, 46 seemed a good age for vice and habit. It’s been a beautiful relationship thus…
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Sugar Percussion 19h
5pm, Monday. After all the talking, after all the seeing and after all the learning I can pack into one day, we roll up and glue our new circle...Best part of the day, for sure. Relying on…
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Sugar Percussion 20h
3pm, Monday. I said I’ll teach you to use your eyes. By the end of this part you’ll hate me for it. The orchestration of staves is the most critical component of your drum’s aesthetic...…
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Sugar Percussion Sep 24
11am, Monday. Back from the lumberyard it’s time to chop wood. Employing mind-numbing neuroses we carefully measure, layout and begin the milling process. Using beautiful, timeless…
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Sugar Percussion Sep 24
9am, Monday morning-Class begins. Walking you through the upcoming Snare Build Workshop. Part 1: The Lumberyard. All the work in the world can’t save bad material. Paramount to any other…
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Sugar Percussion Sep 23
Every Sunday for the past 10 years I’ve driven this little angel to her mother’s. It’s one of our things, always has been...the patterned bookend to our Thursdays through Sundays. It’s a…
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Sugar Percussion Sep 22
In response to requests for stills of the vanhalen tribute snare. This one holds a special place in my adolescent heart.
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Sugar Percussion Sep 21
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Sugar Percussion Sep 20
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Sugar Percussion Sep 19
Darren took his hipster metal FrankenKit out in public. Link in bio
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Sugar Percussion Sep 18
Los Angeles, 9.18... niece/brother watch game is strong.
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Sugar Percussion Sep 17
3 kits prepping for shipment, off to their new homes next week.
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Sugar Percussion Sep 16
Art Series #1: Homage to a childhood hero. (Introducing the first of a new series of snare drums.) I have a friend who bases all points in history by their proximity to the release of Van…
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Sugar Percussion Sep 15
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Sugar Percussion Sep 14
I don’t endorse people. Haven’t ever, never would. SHOES? Absolutely, CLOTHES? Definitely, stem to stern. CARS? C’mon, But people? No way, just don’t like…
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Sugar Percussion Sep 12
Final coats of finish for a northbound set of circles.
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Sugar Percussion Sep 10
Sent this special pairing to a special friend with which to do special things. I’m excited to hear/see what happens.
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Sugar Percussion Sep 9
My kid’s coming home tonight after spending the week in DC learning about government and stuff... can’t find the right adjective to describe what that must be like right now.
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